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Funke Adekoya, Sr., Esq.

Funke Adekoya, Sr., Esq.



  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution

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Funke Adekoya specialises in commercial and corporate litigation and dispute resolution. She practices extensively before all the High Courts and appellate courts in Nigeria.

Bar Admissions

Barristers and Solicitor, Nigeria 1975
Solicitor, England and Wales 2004


LL.B (Hons.), Ife; 1974
LL.M Harvard Law School 1977
Areas of Practice

Corporate and Commercial | Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Currently 2nd Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Has represented parties as counsel in several arbitration proceedings and acted in numerous disputes as either - party appointed Arbitrator, Sole Arbitrator and Presiding Arbitrator.

Member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers since April 1999. 1st Vice President (2002/04) of the Nigerian Bar Association, and has served the Bar Association as Assistant National Secretary (1979/80), Secretary Lagos Branch (1984/85, 1985/86), National Treasurer (1990/91, 1991/92), and Member, National Judiciary Commission (2001). Represented the Nigerian Bar Association at the Consultative Assembly on the Reform of Company Law in Nigeria (1989). Member of the Editorial Committee that produced the Companies and Allied Matters Act in 1990.

Member of Lagos State Government Committee appointed to review and draft new High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2002.

Professional Associations

  • International Bar Association

Member of the International Bar Association Sections on Business Law (Committees on Company Law and on Intellectual Property), Legal Practice (Committee on Professional Development and Technology, presently a Vice Chairman) and member of Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law.

Funke is a life member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA).


Regularly lectures on arbitration law and procedure and has been approved by the Institute as a Tutor at the Associate/ Entry Course level. Also acts as visiting Faculty at the Centre for African Law and Development Studies, Lagos where she lectures on arbitration and civil procedural issues.

Esso Petroleum and Production Nigeria Limited & SNEPCO v. NNPC
AELEX, December 2017

The Nigerian Court of Appeal confirms that an Arbitral Tribunal has no Jurisdiction to determine contractual disputes, the resolution of which has tax implications for any of the parties. Recently the Nigerian Court of Appeal confirmed in part the decision of the Federal High Court Abuja delivered on 22 May 2012 in Suit No. FHC/ABJ/CS/923/2011...

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